The Obama administration has granted work permits to millions of unqualified illegals since 2009, according to data obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies.
The feds gave 1.7 million work permits to aliens whose legal status is unknown, 1.2 million to aliens with visas which did not authorize employment (tourists, students, etc.), and 982,000 to aliens who are known to have crossed the border illegally.
“This is a huge parallel immigrant work authorization system outside the limits set by Congress that inevitably impacts opportunities for U.S. workers, damages the integrity of the immigration system and encourages illegal immigration,” Jessica M. Vaughan of the CIS wrote.
Work permits are gateway documents to driver’s licenses and other benefits, Vaughan pointed out, which indicates the White House is operating a massive amnesty system outside of Congress.
And it isn’t the only time the Obama administration has enacted de facto amnesty.
Last year, Infowars discovered the Border Patrol was purchasing bus tickets and travel vouchers for illegal aliens to ship them deeper into the U.S. at taxpayer expense.
“Normally they have tickets or arraigned transportation to go somewhere in the interior [of the U.S.],” McAllen, Texas City Attorney Kevin Pagan said in an interview with Infowars.
Typically when illegals are detained by the Border Patrol, they are given a date to appear at an immigration court and then the Border Patrol arranges their transportation to other parts of the country.
“They know they are going to be processed and released and they are free to go wherever they want to go in the United States and the likelihood of them ever showing up for their court date is slim to none,” Stu Harris of the National Border Patrol Council Local 1929 told Infowars.